WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!! No more fash by the sea
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What were you doing on New Year’s Day? While most of the country were trying to shrug off a comedown under the collective national duvet, Combe haven defenders were busy trying to invoke the ancient pagan gods of rain and tempest to drown the route of the already soggy Bexhill Hastings Link Road.
Clad in animal masks and wielding umbrellas – the amateur druids made straight for the roadworks and set about their ceremony. Whilst Schnews has been unable to ascertain whether any rain gods were listening to these prayers, there were certainly some security guards who had to be paid to hang around and it all made for some lovely photos.
With or without divine intervention building a road across a wetland habitat was always a pretty stupid idea.
Trials from the evictions of the Combe Haven protest camps have been continuing, with some convictions and some aquittals. The latest one has left us with a proper cliffhanger: was the council in legal possession of the land at the time of the eviction and was the warrant legal? It could be collapse of the prosecution for trial 4, with trial 5 failing before it even starts! Next instalment on on 28th January.
So the landowner came, saw the numbers of protecters, the lock-ons, the bike-powered smoothie makers and the music, and returned home after refusing to talk to either the protesters or the press. But it isn't over – bailiffs could return at any time. Email GH your phone number if you want to be part of the phone tree or join the mailing list on the website: http://www.transitionheathrow.com… firstname.lastname@example.org
Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.
They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.
Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.
As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.
Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.